We stand united against any form of racism.
Updated August 15, 2020:
We condemn the unjust killing of George Floyd and the unacceptable long list of Black people who were killed before him. The murder of George Floyd highlights the urgency and necessity of the work we've started in line with our values of social justice and racial equity.
Racism causes discrimination in housing and employment, and an emerging body of research demonstrates that racism is also a social determinant of health. People who experience discrimination are almost twice as likely as others to struggle with hunger. Our work must include action towards an equitable community through collaborations and education.
Middleton Outreach Ministry is committed to listening, learning, and changing because our greater community needs to change, and it needs to start now.
Upholding our values requires action. For the past year and a half, the MOM staff has been creating, with the support of Inclusive Foundations, a several month-long racial equity training program. This training focuses on Food Justice and Racial Equity and is available to all volunteers, with plans to expand and integrate this training into our ongoing volunteer training program. As we continue with our Strategic Planning process, anti-racism will be a thread through all areas of our work.
We stand united against any form of racism, discrimination, and injustice.
We will be posting articles, webinars and toolkits here that will help you learn more as well as find ways you can take action.
Want to Eradicate Hunger in America? Take on Racism. | The Nation, February 2019
Applying a Racial Equity Lens to End Hunger | Bread for the World, a Special Report
Racial Equity Resources | Food Solutions New England
Racism is a Public Health Crisis
Fighting for racial justice is essential, even in a pandemic | PHMDC, June 1, 2020
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